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24th Nov The annual Christmas shoe box appeal launched on Friday with hopes of beating last year’s huge collection. The launch was held at Dukinfield Town Hall as Cllr Jackie Lane – Chair of Dukinfield Ladies’ Community Group (DLCG) – welcomed the public alongside Martyn Catterall, the Greater Manchester Area Co-Ordinator for ‘Operation Christmas Child’. The official […]
24th Nov The Meningitis Trust launched a £1m appeal this week to fulfil the legacy of the charity’s founding Young Ambassador Alex Williams. Alex, from Ashton, contracted meningitis aged just seven and lost his battle with the disease last year, aged 18. The ‘Believe and Achieve’ Appeal, launched in his honour by his fellow Young Ambassadors, will […]
22nd Nov   A successful charity winter ball has added to the coffers of the Alex Williams ‘Believe and Achieve Tribute Fund’ for the Meningitis Trust. Alex’s parents Wayne and Alison along with his sister Abbie welcomed more than 400 guests to the event at the Palace Hotel in Manchester on Saturday. Many local businesses and representatives […]
21st Nov Operation Christmas Child’s Tameside distribution centre is officially up and running. Tameside Council leader Cllr Kieran Quinn visited the borough-based warehouse on its opening day,  and saw some 5,000 gift-packed shoeboxes rush through its doors. Cllr Quinn was assisted by fellow Droylsden councillor Ged Cooney who also attended the delivery headquarters for Greater Manchester on […]
15th Nov Denton and Dukinfield swimming pools could be demolished under plans by Tameside Council to build a new £8.4m  aquatics centre. In an online proposal people are being asked to share their views through a ‘Conversation Survey’ before December 16. The proposal comes after it was confirmed the two separate swimming facilities are reaching the end […]
14th Nov Thousands marked Remembrance Sunday with parades, services and wreath laying ceremonies across Tameside’s towns as young and old stood shoulder to shoulder to pay their respects. This year was all the more special for 83-year-old Ron Andrew, for whom caring for old soldiers’ graves has become a personal mission. For this year he had a […]
14th Nov A brave Tameside youngster has left a lasting impression on the new £28.5m Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC). Amber Irvine’s handprints will be included in the design of the windows of the new building which is due for completion in summer next year. The centre is being built in Withington and being funded by Cancer […]
8th Nov Listed below are the times and dates for those with some Christmas cheer to spare: Hyde: Saturday, November 15, from 5pm. Mayor switches on lights at 6.30. Morgan, Godley School Choir, members of Bennett Street …Youth Centre. Father Christmas. Tameside Radio Roadshow. Organised with Hyde Town Team. Droylsden: Tuesday, November 26, 6 to 8pm at […]
7th Nov A Mottram mother whose Reuben’s Retreat charity has raised more than £500,000 is in line to be named Tesco Mum of the Year. Nicola Graham, 42, has been short listed from 6,000 applicants  for the prestigious award. Now she’s crossing her fingers until March when the overall winner will be announced at London’s swish Savoy […]
19th Sep Yesterday (Wednesday) marked the tragic one year anniversary of the murders of Police Constables Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone. They were killed in a cold blooded calculated gun and grenade attack by Dale Cregan, who lured them to a house in Mottram after making a bogus call that the property had been broken into. He was […]